Purchasing Department

The goal of the Purchasing Department is to satisfy the daily and long term needs for all city departments and ensure that they have the necessary materials, supplies and equipment to efficiently run their departments. The Purchasing Department focuses on ensuring the procurement of all materials in the most competitive and cost effective manner. With regard to establishing contracts for the improvement and maintenance of public infrastructure, the Purchasing Department is dedicated to competitive and fair public bidding in an effort to secure contracts with entities that will provide the City of Kenner with quality and efficient materials and services.

Available Bids, RFPs & SOQs

Bid documents are provided on the City of Kenner website for informational purposes only. The City of Kenner makes every effort to ensure that the documents provided on this website are current and complete. However, the City of Kenner website is not an official channel for prime bidders to request bid documents or to submit bids electronically, and the City of Kenner is not responsible for any erroneous or incomplete bid documents made available through this website. In certain instances, the City of Kenner is required to furnish a prime bidder who has requested bid documents with addenda that modifies plans and specifications. A prime bidder who accesses bid documents using the City of Kenner website will not be provided a copy of said addenda unless the prime bidder makes a written request to the issuer of the bid documents (either the City of Kenner Purchasing Department or Architectural/Engineering firm responsible for the project, as the case may be) to be furnished with a copy. The contact information for the issuer may be found within the bid documents. The written request must include the name of the prime bidder as well as the facsimile number, email address, or other preferred means of communication for the prime bidder. Electronic bid submission is available for certain City of Kenner bid solicitations. City of Kenner bid solicitations eligible for electronic bid submission is posted on the Central Auction House website.

Review items currently out for bid. To become a Vendor with the city the Vendor Packet needs to be completed and returned via email or mailed to:
Purchasing Department
P.O. Box 610
Kenner, LA 70063

To obtain a Vendor Packet, please email your request to Purchasing and return your completed packet to that email address.

View bids, RFPs, and SOQs.

Bid Procedures

The City of Kenner encourages all vendors and contractors to inquire and respond to all available bids for projects and materials. The procedures for bidding are set to strictly adhere to the guidelines set forth in the State of Louisiana's Public Bid Law (La R.S. 38:2211-2296), the Charter for the City of Kenner, as well as the established procedures of the City of Kenner's Purchasing Department. The purpose of bidding items is to obtain a competitive price for a quality product thereby giving vendors an equal opportunity to bid on construction projects, materials and supplies, or equipment under standard specifications. 

Bids Over $1,500 to Under $4,999.99

Bids estimated for over $1,000 and under $4,999.99 are obtained by telephone, facsimile or letter bid, depending on the complexity and/or time required to obtain needed materials, supplies and/or equipment.

Bids Over $5,000 to Under $30,000

Bids estimated for over $5,000 and under $30,000 are obtained by written, facsimile bids, or sealed bid depending on the complexity and/or time required to obtain needed materials, supplies and/or labor.

Bids $30,000 & Above

Bids estimated for $30,000 and above are obtained by Sealed Bid, which are advertised in the City's Official Journal. The current Official Journal is The Times-Picayune newspaper, Kenner edition. Said advertisements appear in the Wednesday edition. All bidders must follow all instructions and specifications in the bid package. Failure to comply could cause the bid to be non-responsive.

Bid Rejection

The City of Kenner reserves the right to reject any and all bids in whole or in part and to waive any and all informalities.

Award of Bids

The City of Kenner reserves the right to award bids or place orders with the lowest responsive bidder on a lump sum or individual item basis, or such combinations, as shall in it's judgement be in the best interest of the City. Awards will be based on compliance with the specifications and the delivery and/or completion date.

Purchase Orders

On purchases $5000 and above legislative approval is required. Once received, a purchase order will be issued to the vendor. The purchase order is a legal contract and the vendor will be responsible for delivery of items according to the specifications of the bid.

Vendor Payment

Upon delivery and acceptance of each order, the vendor shall bill the city by invoice, which must include the purchase order number and/or bid number. The city is required to pay proper invoices within thirty (30) days.

In addition to the above functions, the Purchasing Department is responsible for maintaining the city's inventory. This includes but is not limited to computers, telephones, contractor's equipment, equipment valued over $100 and all city vehicles.

When it is in the best interest of the city, state and other governmental agencies, contracts are piggy backed. This is beneficial in two ways. First, it reduces the time frame for receiving the items and second, it reduces the cost by eliminating the expenses related to bidding the item.

Vendor Packet

To obtain a Vendor Packet, please email your request to Purchasing and return your completed packet to that email address.